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Scientist Says Brazilian Government Has Short-Sighted Vision With Deforestation Of The Amazon

A deforested area near Novo Progresso in Brazil's northern state of Para. (Andre Penner/AP)
A deforested area near Novo Progresso in Brazil's northern state of Para. (Andre Penner/AP)

A new report by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change explains the link between land use and the impacts of climate change. One crucial land mass undergoing major change is the Amazon rainforest.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Carlos Nobre, a climate scientist in Brazil, about why deforestation has spiked and how it could impact carbon absorption.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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